Aviation Management

AVM 201

Aviation Law

Course Description

This course covers legal principles governing the aviation industry. Students will gain an understanding of historical precedents, regulatory agencies and statutes, standards, contracts for aircraft leasing and purchase, liability and insurance, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement and airline labor laws. Students will become familiar with sources of power available to federal, state and local governments to deal with the problems created by airport development and operation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze laws and procedures unique to aviation law.
  • Identify fundamental skills in formulating and evaluating regulatory requirements.
  • Explain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigation and enforcement procedures through the application of hypothetical examples.
  • Analyze civil liability and managerial responsibility in aviation enterprises.
  • Demonstrate a practical working knowledge on how to manage an aviation business responsibly.
  • Explore the basic principles of aircraft accident and incident investigation.
  • Identify the requirements for aircraft registration, airworthiness and safety of airline operations.
  • Analyze the liability risks of airport operators.
  • Explain the regulatory system applicable to airport and aircraft operations, airports, airspace and aviation security.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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